Society and Culture

Daniel Hannan cites IEA research on free speech at universities

Daniel Hannan was written an article for Conservative Home on the culture war being waged in our schools and universities. Lord Hannan argued the “solution to the problem of illiberalism does not itself depart from liberal principles“.

Daniel Hannan referenced new IEA research by Head of Education Dr Stephen Davies, ‘Grounds for Concern: The challenges to free speech in universities‘.  Hannan said legislation aimed at punishing universities that have deplatformed speakers is, as Steve Davies argued in his paper “an intrusion of political power into the internal affairs of a private body and would be rightly resisted if it were attempted elsewhere“.

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